posted at 11/28/2012 7:51 PM EST
In response to Drewski5's comment:
In response to dgalehouse's comment:
I think it is not acceptable to simply write off 2013 in hopes of being better in 2014. There is nothing to indicate that that will work out. You can call us whiners and crybabies and spoiled , but many of us true Sox fans want and expect to be contenders every year. That is my belief.
Maybe its because the market hasnt full developed, but I'm actually seeing a chance for the Sox to spend reasonably and make us full blown contenders next year.
Swisher to 4 / 52 (13M / yr)
Napoli to 4 / 48 (12 m / yr)
C. Ross 3 / 22.5 (7.5 M / yr)
Thats 22.5M. So you are replacing the AGON contract w/ three good players.
Our payroll after arbitration sits at around 80 M. So these three will put us around 100M. Still be the least expensive Red Sox team since I can remember.
(Assume lefties pitch 25% of the time)
Against all lefties (25% of the time):
Napoli at C, Swisher at 1B , Gomes in RF, Ross in LF.
Against most righties (45% of the time)
Ross in LF, Swisher in RF, Napoli at 1B , D. Ross at C
Against the other righties (30% of the time):
Nava/Sweeney/Kalish (whoever wins the job) in LF, Swisher in RF, Napoli at 1B, Lava/Salty at C.
That team , for about 110M / yr tops, can compete with any.
You forgetting pitching. And if we sign Gomes..we won't need Ross imo